Social Value Conference 2020 - NHC & HACT

The NHC in partnership with HACT are hosting this year's conference. Join us to hear social value practitioners, strategists and analysts discuss best practice in the use of social value measurement, new developments, and future challenges and opportunities.

Venue: Well Met, Cloth Hall Court, Leeds Beckett University, Quebec Street, Leeds, LS12HA

Social value in housing is maturing rapidly and is here to stay. There is a growing body of practice showing that Social Value information and analysis is being used in an ever-wider context. It is being used increasingly within organisations to make decisions, improve services, enhance research and respond to the evolving needs of stakeholders.

This progression requires us to think longer term about social value as an essential business tool.  Practitioners in the sector have a responsibility to use the tools available to develop a longer-term approach ensuring we maximise our social value legacy.

The social value conference 2020 provides an opportunity for social value practitioners, strategists and analysts to discover best practice in the use of social value measurement, hear about future  developments, as well as the future challenges and opportunities facing social value measurement. 


9.45 - 10.00    Chair's Introduction

Andrew Van Doorn - Chief Executive, HACT

10.00 - 10.30     Social Value information and thinking at all stages of the development cycle

Sophia Cox - Social Value Advisor UK, Green Building Council

10.30 - 11.00    How a long-term information driven approach is tackling childhood obesity in Leeds

Jackie Moore - Advanced Health Improvement Specialist Early Years, Leeds City Council

11.15 - 11.30   Refreshment break

11.30 - 12.00    Housing Associations as Community Anchors and Community Wealth Building

Fran Jones - Associate Director, Centre Local Economic Strategies

12.00 - 12.30    Stages in the journey to Social Value progression and maturity

Leigh McClaughlin - Social Value and Bid Adviser, One Manchester

12.30 - 12.50    Panel discussion - Social Value: Planning for the long term

Andrew Van Doorn, Leigh McClaughlin, Jackie Moore, Fran Jones, Lorna Wilson, Rachel Honey-Jones

12.50 - 1.40    Lunch and refreshments


1.40 - 1.45    Workshop 1: Choose from three of the following sessions :

1.45 - 2.35    Developing a unified framework to social value in Scotland

Lorna Wilson - Scottish Federation of Housing Associations

1.45 - 2.35    High speed broadband: Understanding the social impact of connectivity in a fast-changing environment

Tim Lyons - Marketing Manager, Hyperoptic

1.45 - 2.35    Lessons and findings from Social Value Exchange approach

Dan Ebanks - Cofounder, Firesouls


2.35 - 2.40    Workshop 2: Choose from three of the following sessions :

2.40 - 3.35    National social value perspectives

Ben Carpenter, Chief Executive, Social Value UK

2.40 - 3.35    Examples from around the UK of how the social value bank is being used: Expert QnA

MK Rallings Adams - Deputy Chief Executive, and James Williams - Head of Social Value, HACT

2.40 - 3.35    Understanding the impact of social prescribing findings from Walsall

Adam Knight-Markiegi - Research Director, Mel Research


3.35 - 3.50    The benefits of long term thinking for communities

Rachel Honey Jones - Community Regeneration Manager, Newydd Housing and HACT Board Member

3.50 - 4.00    Closing Remarks

Andrew van Doorn


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Thursday 6th February 2020 - 9:00 to 16:00